Labour’s loss in 1951

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Labour’s loss in 1951

·         Economic problems – led to austerity, rationing, shortages, high tax – ministers like Cripps and Shinwell were not attractive to the electorate due to their harsh stance

·         This led to a drop in trade union support – wage freeze

·         Divisions within Labour – Bevanites over prescription charges

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